October 28 2013  |  Inflight Entertainment

Gogo partners with Japan Airlines to deliver inflight internet

By Tanya Filippelli

Gogo recently announced that it has signed a contract with Japan Airlines (JAL) to provide Gogo's inflight internet service on JAL's entire domestic fleet, which consists of 77 aircraft.

"We couldn't be more excited to work with JAL on bringing Gogo's connectivity services to JAL's passengers," said Gogo's president and CEO, Michael Small.  "We know from our experience that having connectivity has become a competitive necessity for airlines.  We look forward to providing this service to JAL and keeping its passengers productive, connected and entertained during their travels."

The new service will utilize Gogo's Ku-satellite connectivity technology and is expected to be available to JAL passengers beginning in the summer of 2014.

"Gogo is the global leader when it comes to inflight connectivity solutions and we are excited to work with them to be the first Japanese airline to bring Internet service to passengers onboard domestic aircraft," said Yoshiharu Ueki, JAL's president. "JAL is continually striving to bring passengers a unique and completely refreshing onboard experience and offering our passengers internet access on domestic flights is part of that experience."

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